Understanding the reality of sex trafficking begins with insight into the market, as well as the perpetrators, victims and customers. The difficulty lies in distinguishing consenting prostitutes from sex-trafficked victims.
Long before anyone ever imagined Black History Month, the fight for many Americans was for legal equality and access. I was witness to one of these historic struggles, although I had no idea of its significance at the time. I hadn't known I was living in a segregated society anymore than a fish knows it's in water. My world — neighborhood, church, school, stores — were all white in the early 1960s. But times were changing, as we all know now, and the Civil Rights Movement was on its